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Bleeding on and off for a week with cramping - is this the beginning of preterm labor? An ultrasound has been done and they saw nothing wrong.

Bleeding on and off for a week with cramping - is this the beginning of preterm labor? An ultrasound has been done and they saw nothing wrong.

It depends on how: Far along the pregnancy is; if you are still early then its a threatended miscarriage. It can be difficult to determine preterm labor bu ultrasound but a cervical length measurement can be helpful. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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I'm high risk and i had vaginal cerclage but i still went into preterm labor and had him at 5 mos. Was the cerclage not places correctly?

I'm high risk and i had vaginal cerclage but i still went into preterm labor and had him at 5 mos. Was the cerclage not places correctly?

No: Cerclage only prevents cervical incompetence, not labor. A properly placed cerclage cannot prevent labor. A cerclage placed by any other surgeon would not have kept you pregnant longer than 5 months. I'm very sorry for your early delivery and the stress that must have caused. ...Read more

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If you think you have a vaginal bleeding then a normal period how long should it last?

If you think you have a vaginal bleeding then a normal period how long should it last?

You tell us: Only you know what your periods are like and how long they last. No one on the internet will know this information about your personal menstrual cycles. ...Read more

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Had heavy vaginal bleeding for 5 wks. Was just preg. Miscarriage can't last this long?

Yes it can: You should see your doctor and have an ultrasound exam of the uterus to determine why you are bleeding so. ...Read more

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How long should vaginal bleeding after delivery last?

How long should vaginal bleeding after delivery last?

Several weeks: The normal lochia lasts for several weeks. If the woman is breast feeding the bleeding may linger much longer. ...Read more

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Vaginal bleeding for 21 days. On bc introvale. Light brown to a bright red. Mainly brown. How long should this last and why is it this long?

Vaginal bleeding for 21 days. On bc introvale. Light brown to a bright red. Mainly brown. How long should this last and why is it this long?

Breakthrough bleedin: If you're sexually active, check a pregnancy test. Otherwise this sounds like breakthrough bleeding on your pill. I would call the physician who put you on it and see if he/she wants to change you to a different dosed pill. ...Read more

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Prolonged vaginal bleeding onset by sex. Had pap done it was clean. No change in partner. Last time it has lasted 3 weeks so far. What could it be?

Prolonged vaginal bleeding onset by sex. Had pap done it was clean. No  change in partner. Last time it has lasted 3 weeks so far. What could it be?

? Oral contraceptive: One of the side effects of oral contraceptives is irregular bleeding but if you don't use them, then you want to see your doctor to find out the possible cause of prolonged bleeding. ...Read more

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How long does the heavy vaginal bleeding last after you start taking birth control pills?

How long does the heavy vaginal bleeding last after you start taking birth control pills?

Not usual: Heavy bleeding is not typical upon starting the pill. While it is common to have some irregular or break through bleeding or is not typically heavy. Check again with your doctor to assess the uterus for any abnormalities with an ultrasound and your blood tests for clotting problems. ...Read more

Dr. John Holden
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Preterm Labor (Definition)

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